Dear 43 Things Users,

10 years after introducing 43 Things to the world, we have decided we have met our last goal: completing the incredible experience that has been 43 Things. Please join us in giving one last cheer to all the folks who have shared their goals with the world, as well as all the people who have worked at The Robot Co-op to build this incredible website. We won a Webby Award, published a book, and brought happiness to a lot of people.

Starting today, 43 Things users can export their goals and entries from the site. Starting August 15, we will make the site “read only”. 43 Things users will still be able to view the site and export their content, but we won’t be taking any new content from users. We hope to leave the site up for folks to see and download their content until the end of the year. Ending on New Year’s Eve takes us full circle.

It has been a long ride (one of our original goals was to "build a company that lasts at least 2 years” - we beat that one!) While we wish the site could live on, it has suffered from a number of challenges - changes in how people use the site, the advertising industry, and how search engines view the site. We wish the outcome was different – but we’ve always been realistic about when our goals are met and when they aren't.

As of today, you will be able to download your goals and entries. See more about that on the FAQ page. Thanks for 10 great years of goal-setting and achieving.

- The Robots.

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I'm doing 33 things

Debbie's Life List

  1. 1. Lose weight
    1 entry
    42,100 people
  2. 2. Stop procrastinating
    30,441 people
  3. 3. Become a teacher
    1 entry
    1,448 people
  4. 4. Hike the Pacific Crest Trail
    1 cheer
    337 people
  5. 5. Pay off debt
    765 people
  6. 6. Save money
    3 entries
    16,491 people
  7. 7. Buy a House
    14,074 people
  8. 8. Make a movie
    3,127 people
  9. 9. write a book
    1 cheer
    31,381 people
  10. 10. make a difference
    7,137 people
  11. 11. Perform in a musical
    1 cheer
    66 people
  12. 12. learn to meditate
    1,849 people
  13. 13. Travel
    1 cheer
    9,238 people
  14. 14. organize my life
    974 people
  15. 15. Make new friends
    13,751 people
  16. 16. read as many books as possible, starting with all the books I own but haven't read
    1 cheer
    606 people
  17. 17. see a Broadway show in New York
    2 cheers
    160 people
  18. 18. Have an out-of-body experience
    145 people
  19. 19. explore spirituality
    37 people
  20. 20. Start my own business
    9,325 people
  21. 21. make love in the rain
    2,016 people
  22. 22. Eat healthier
    1 entry
    11,202 people
  23. 23. Drink more water
    20,173 people
  24. 24. do more art
    409 people
  25. 25. be the best Aunt ever
    3 entries . 1 cheer
    38 people
  26. 26. dance in the moonlight
    208 people
  27. 27. go on a road trip with no predetermined destination
    21,500 people
  28. 28. Discover my purpose
    1 cheer
    199 people
  29. 29. meet a celebrity
    385 people
  30. 30. Live simply
    1 entry
    3,222 people
  31. 31. sing more
    411 people
  32. 32. eBay all the junk I don't need
    2 entries . 1 cheer
    59 people
  33. 33. have my name listed in the credits of a movie
    1 entry
    5 people

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How to get married
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4 years
It made me

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get pregnant (read all 4 entries…)
Best thing I've ever done

My daughter will be turning 1 this month and getting pregnant and giving birth were the absolute best things that have ever happened to me!

become a teacher
Here I go again!

After an absence of almost a year from school, I am finally getting back into the teaching credential program I started. I have 3 semesters left so by this time next year, I should be ready to teach in my own classroom!

live simply
Time to get started

The more living space I have, the more junk I acquire. 2011 begins with organizing my house and getting rid of the excess crap! It’s selling/donating/trashing time!

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